School Districts Will Decide When to Re-Open Schools
Individual school districts will have the freedom to decide when they are ready to re-open classrooms, California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond has said. They will, however, have to follow certain guidelines which the state is working on now.
A number of mitigation measures have been suggested, including routine sanitization of classrooms, spread out desks, and staggered schedules. Los Angeles’ mayor says students in the state’s largest school district will need to be tested regularly once they return to school.
Thurmond said the governor’s budget revise will mean new difficulties for the public education system. But he intends to tackle the issue head-on.
“As it relates to the rising to provide the challenge, and meeting the challenge of giving a great education to our students, Californians are meeting that challenge,” said Thurmond. “And we will continue to meet that challenge together.